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Bee identification
Location: Tacoma, WA
December 12, 2010 4:01 pm
I had never seen a bee collect pollen like this before? Can you please help me identify what kind of bee it is?
Signature: T Drivas

Leaf Cutting Bee

Dear T Drivas,
Your bee is a Leaf Cutting Bee in the genus
Megachile.  BugGuide also has images of Leaf Cutting Bees gathering pollen in this manner.  These wild bees are important pollinators.

Leaf Cutting Bee

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Washington

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